What are these boxes worth, anyway? Glad you asked!

Hi all! The main reason I am on this quest of discovery about the little Lane boxes is to determine their chronology.  In other words, in what order were the boxes manufactured?  I have a well documented working chronology and I am constantly looking for clues from the boxes to fill in my blanks.  Watch … Continue reading What are these boxes worth, anyway? Glad you asked!

Let’s talk Escutcheons

Hi all! What, you ask, is an escutcheon?  Glad you asked. An escutcheon is the metal piece usually surrounding a key hole or door handle.  Its primary purpose is to protect the wood from getting damaged from repeated use. Escutcheons can also be decorative elements. On our boxes the escutcheons are just little rings surrounding … Continue reading Let’s talk Escutcheons